Alex Lewis announces Ravens released him after 3 seasons

Alex Lewis announces Ravens released him after 3 seasons

Alex Lewis says he’s out of Baltimore.

The guard, who started 10 games for the Ravens last season, revealed on Instagram that the team cut him Monday morning.

“Thank you to the Baltimore Ravens for drafting me back in 2016 and giving me an opportunity to play in the NFL,” Lewis wrote. “It has been a memorable three years. Appreciate all my teammates and coaches I have met along the way. Loved the atmosphere of Baltimore and the amazing fans that supported us! Unfortunately, I was released today. Thank you Baltimore! ‘As one door closes another opens.'”

Lewis, 27, started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after he had shoulder surgery in the offseason. He passed his physical shortly before announcing he had been cut, so the Ravens don’t have to pay out a settlement for releasing him while injured.

According to The Athletic, the Ravens were unhappy with Lewis because he rehabbed his shoulder away from the team, but with left guard being one of the Ravens’ weakest spots, they tried to “make it work.”

His departure leaves Jermaine Eluemunor, James Hurstand and rookie Ben Powers as possible replacements.

Lewis was a fourth-round draft pick by the Ravens in 2016. He missed six games as a rookie with a sprained ankle and the enture 2017 campaign due to another shoulder surgery.